How to control your diet:
Try purchasing the products you really need, and stick to them. Stick to a business model that you enjoy and can manage, and stick to it. Everything should be in moderation, be-impact regardless if you’re craving for the next big, awesome product. Move some email lists to another mailbox, or unsubscribe as a last resort, to avoid getting constantly distracted by all the noise and hype, which will also save you precious time. It’s about quality over quantity.
5 – ENVIOUS of your competitors successes
It’s okay to see what others are doing in the Internet marketing community, but if you’re constantly getting jealous, intimidated, vulnerable, even mad at other marketer’s achievements, fame, and fortune, then you won’t really progress as an internet marketer.
How to turn your envy around into something positive:
Keep an open mind, and a different attitude. A little competition isn’t bad, but don’t take others’ successes so personally, and comparing yourself in a negative light to others, it’s really draining, and self-destructive, and it’s not going help your business. Push your emotions aside, and be inspired instead of envious, learn from your competitors, maybe even be friends with them or partner with them if you can – pick each other’s brains, sometimes two heads are better than one, you never know. Competition could be a good thing, or you won’t push yourself to be better in your business without a challenge.
6 – ANGRY with difficult customers
There may come an unfortunate moment where a customer will be unhappy with your product, and ask for a refund, an unhappy subscriber will unsubscribe from your mailing list. It can be a real let down, for any internet marketer, when you’re trying to do your best, it’s not easy to just move on without taking it a little personally. It’s even worse if you receive nasty comments and insults from customers, whether it’s in an email, or other areas.
How to channel your anger the right way:
Take a deep breath, cool down, and look at the situation differently. Always handle the situation in a professional manner without any conflict. If there is criticism, try to listen and kindly ask them why they weren’t happy with your product. Get feedback so that you can improve your business. Publish a poll or survey online, find out what customers want from your product, or blog.
7 – Too PROUD to care about others’ opinions
Is your internet marketing business more about your visitors and customers, or more about you? One of the big 7 deadly sins is a big ego, if you don’t bother to take others suggestions and opinions and only care about yours, and only care about what you do, not listening to what your visitors want, chances are, your ego could be damaging your business. Too much pride can lead to destructive actions in internet marketing business. such as–
Trying to do all tasks yourself (logo design, headers banners, that look amateurish).
Focusing on too many low value keywords, only for the sake of ranking the highest or to keep on the number one spot in the Google page rank in the search engines, especially just to be above your competitors
Flooding your subscribers with unnecessary emails with little or no value, just to get their attention.
Constantly bragging about all your achievements and your life.
How to keep your ego in check:
Be vigilant about your ego, and be aware of it, so it doesn’t go out of hand and creep into your internet marketing strategies. Outsource tasks you’re not professional at when you can. Don’t ignore your customer’s comments, suggestions and ideas, instead listen to them – your Internet Marketing business isn’t only about you, your business wouldn’t be where it is now if it wasn’t for your customers. Some of your customers’ ideas may be good for your business. Always look out for what the customer wants, and what’s best for them as well. Build a relationship with them, put yourself in their shoes, and treat them how you want to be treated. Treat them like gold.
So, what are you guilty of?
Did the solutions to these issues help you? Did you experience any of the “7 Deadly Sins of Internet Marketing”? If so, how did you overcome them? Do you have any additional solutions of your own? Please share your suggestions, experiences, and questions in the comments section below.